According to Patton Oswalt
on the Marc Maron
WTF Podcast, originally this project was pitched by him to the producers as a faux-satirical documentary on George W. Bush by a Conservative think tank. He got writer's block and told them months later he couldn't write it. This special came about as a last minute change to fill in the gap for Will Ferrell
in his Bush SNL character. See more
George W. Bush
That was weird. When the pilots of Marine One said they were going to drop me off in New York City, I thought they were joking. I said, "Sure. Y'know, while you're at it, why don't you drop me off in the faggy Theater District?" And guess what, they did! So the joke's on me. But let me be clear about something - I'm just kidding, okay? I don't think theater's faggy. Except for "Cats." and "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change." Yeah, that one's queer and Yiddishy. You know, if ...